Sarojin Thailand mangrove planting

The Sarojin installs a new bottling plant to cut down plastic waste

The Sarojin, Thailand's luxurious 56-room boutique residence, has enhanced its green practices with the installation of a new bottling plant. 

The residence has also implemented new beach maintenance and mangrove planting initiatives to support and protect the local environment.

The resort has invested $50,000 in the bottling plant, which is expected to reduce its plastic consumption by up to 120,000 bottles per annum. While the plastic bottles are recycled, the new plant enables the hotel to reduce the need for plastic bottles at the resort.

The hotel earlier replaced the straw in favour of lemongrass straws and introduced bamboo disposable cutlery. The glass bottles will be filled by the hotel from its own water supply that is treated to standard necessary for safe drinking.

Andrew Kemp, owner & executive director of the hotel, said: "When The Sarojin opened, the need for 'sealed' plastic bottles of treated water was of paramount importance, as travellers were concerned for drinking water safety when travelling in South East Asia. Nowadays, that fear has largely gone, trust in the hotel's brand and the fact that a hotel “like The Sarojin” would only provide good water enables us to move to the clip sealed and reusable glass water bottles we are now using. Although this requires investment, we firmly believe that is everyone responsibility to reduce plastic consumption and we are delighted that we are able to further reduce our consumption with this brand-new facility.”

From this month, The Sarojin is inviting guests to join the team on specific mangrove planting days in the Khao Lak area, helping to raise awareness of a local project and support the local mangrove ecosystem.

The mangrove forest planting project in the Baan Nam Kem area was set up by the local fisherman village to help restore the vital mangrove ecosystem which was damaged by the 2004 tsunami.

Khao Lak boasts an 11km stretch of white sand beach that curves against the Andaman Sea. The hotel's staff help maintain the beach and collect any litter they do see. Guests who want to help protect the shoreline can pick up a recyclable bag at the hotel's beach hut and bring back any plastic or waste items that they do happen to see. The hotel then processes these in the most sustainable way possible.


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